Whitehaven (Thomas Main House)

On Reservoir Road stands this one-time manor house constructed in the early 19th-century.

Beautifully restored by Dr. and Mrs. E. Stuart Lyddane, it is believed that this house was built sometime around 1805. The Carberry family once lived here, and later built the original house of the former Nelson Rockefeller estate at 2500 Foxhall Road NW. Another early occupant of Whitehaven was Thomas Main, a noted horticulturist who often had his friend, Thomas Jefferson, as a guest. While the name "Whitehaven" appears on the deed to houses in this area, it is because this lot on Reservoir Road NW is within the 759-acres that once constituted that land grant -- which dated to Lord Baltimore in 1689.

DC Inventory: November 8, 1964 (Joint Committee on Landmarks)



4928 Reservoir Road, NW